About the Photographer
American, b. 1983
Lucas Foglia’s “Frontcountry” series is a seven-year long documentation of some of the most remote rural areas in the United States in Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, and Wyoming that are home to very active mining developments. The images portray the stories of the people living among the constant change in their communities—from the initial “boom” of the start of a development and subsequent expansion of the surrounding towns, to the eventual “bust” and abandonment leaving a sparse population on a beaten and pillaged landscape. Foglia’s work is in the permanent collections of the Denver Art Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Victoria & Albert Museum.